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Job Announcement: Saarland University

English; German; Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Natural Language Processing: Researcher, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany

Employer: Saarland University
Applied Linguistics, Translation and Interpreting
Job Location: Saarbrücken, Germany
Rank: Researcher
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Computational Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Natural Language Processing
Language Specialty: English
LL Issue: 24.3582
Date Submitted: 12-Sep-2013
Job Description: The Chair of Translation Studies (English) at the Institute of Applied Linguistics,Translation and Interpreting at Universität des Saarlandes (Saarbrücken, Germany) offers a half-time researcher position (fixed-term 2,5 Years) in the DFG-funded project ‘English-German contrasts in cohesion - Towards an empirically-based comparison’, with a particular focus on the written-spoken dimension.

Information on the project jointly directed by Erich Steiner and Kerstin Kunz can be obtained from (

The position is open for a PhD student or a Postdoc researcher. Main tasks include: expansion of the existing architecture of an English-German corpus.

The successful candidate is expected to have relevant computational expertise, experience in statistical evaluation of data and in methods of lexical and semantic analysis. Prerequisites are a relevant masters/ diploma degree or a PhD in a relevant discipline and experience in corpus-based methods.

A good command of German and English is mandatory.

The salary is according to the German TV-L system (level 13). The position is for 2,5 years, starting on 15th November or as soon as possible thereafter. Universität des Saarlandes is an equal opportunities employer. Applications of women are thus especially encouraged; applications of disabled persons will be given preferential treatment to those of other candidates with equal qualifications. Applications should be sent to Erich Steiner and include a letter of motivation, CV, list of academic publications, and copies of academic degree certificates (reference no. W772)).

The deadline for application is October 9, 2013. For inquiries please contact Erich Steiner
( or Kerstin Kunz (

Importantly, please consult the official and legally binding version of this advertisement at the application URL below.
Application Deadline: 09-Oct-2013
Application Address: Prof. Dr. Erich  Steiner
Universität des Saarlandes
Fachrichung 4.6 - Angewandte Sprachwissenschaft sowie Übersetzen und Dolmetschen
Campus A 2.2
Saarbrücken    66123
Application Email: click here to access email
Application URL:
Contact Information: Erich  Steiner
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